At least once every three (3) years, each person employed as a coach shall obtain training in recognition and management of the following events or conditions that may be encountered by a student during athletic training and physical activities:
- A concussion, dehydration, or other health emergency;
- An environmental issue that threatens the health or safety of students; and
- A communicable disease.
The training may include a component on best practices for a coach to educate parents of students involved in athletics on sports safety. Please see the Rules for Professional Development (PD) for more information.
Schools, districts, cooperatives, and approved PD providers may offer these professional learning opportunities. Licensed educators may also access these courses in the Library: Health and Wellness on Arkansas IDEAS.